The idea of a ‘roulette generator’ is the subject of a bit of controversy within the casino world.

The premise is simple: unlike physical slot machines that are based on physical randomness, electronic slot machines must have randomness that is programmed into the machine. But this is a bit of a non sequitur because of it is programmed into the machine, then it is, at the most fundamental level, not truly random.

So the roulette generators that exist out there in available in the shady opium dens of underworld of the gambling industry are modeled with the above in mind: if a specific algorithm is programmed in, then it can be reverse-engineered out as well. Specifically, it is thought that electronic slot machines have a probability occurrence that will have every number represented over a long enough time period. This percentage is referred to as the ‘realistic waiver.’ It is supposed to add realism to computer generated roulette.

What is Really More of a Gamble?

The above might seem somewhat appealing, but before you go shoveling a bunch of money into the hands of some shopping cart on a website hosted on a Third World domain, you might want to read the rest of what I have to say.

Most of these Geocities-era websites thrown together with neon fonts and  the original Rasmus Lerdorf hit counter look like complete pieces of shit for a reason. They do not represent a number of things:

  • A business with money
  • A business in the present
  • …A business

What’s the real deal? If these systems were so revolutionary, then why don’t these companies have some more money for advertising and general upkeep? If it seems like these sites have just been set up and left to exist in a digital ghost town status, then you have to wonder if the owners are simply betting on you, the gambler, making a bad gamble? A one-off purchase in the throes of anticipation and wishful thinking? Careful now.

Casinos are Smart

When casinos come across websites that claim to exploit things like the ‘realistic waiver’ in roulette, we generally tend to laugh. However hard you think it is to scam a casino, it’s about 100 times as harder than you can even conceive. You would be better off doing this:

It (Obviously) Makes No Sense

First off, why would we program our roulette machines to be realistic? That is, when realism is, itself, unpredictable? Think about it. Sometimes on a physical roulette table the ball with land on the same number many times in a row. We program for realism in the sense that we don’t program for realism. In that way, it’s much harder to reverse engineer our roulette machine code.

It’s Easier to Change an Algorithm than to Create One

Online casinos change the algorithm on their games all of the time. Sometimes for nothing other than the sake of promoting novelty and maintaining chance. We generally do not fear the exploits of hackers, as they are short-lived, and also because it is almost always the case that the person selling the “method” to others has a faulty method. True exploits are kept a secret because as soon as they become known, they are useless.

In closing, think very carefully before you give your hard-earned money in response to the claims and efforts of one or a couple of people who mistakenly think that they have conned an entire industry with several mountains of cash behind it.

They haven’t.


Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.